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SMU recognizes outstanding achievement at 2015-16 Hilltop Excellence Awards, Honors Convocation

SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2016 Hilltop Excellence Awards Monday, April 18. > Read the list of award winners from Honors Convocation 2016 On the same day, the … Continue reading

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SMU marks finale of Second Century Campaign with opening of Crain Family Centennial Promenade

SMU unveiled a new campus monument recognizing major donors and dedicated a new pedestrian thoroughfare on Friday, marking the finale to the University’s historic $1.15 billion Second Century Campaign. The Crain Family Centennial Promenade creates a north-south walkway across campus. Brick by brick, it links the … Continue reading

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Save the date: SMU Honors Day 2016 is Monday, April 18

Originally published Wednesday, March 30, 2016. SMU holds its annual celebration of high achievement in academics and community life during Honors Day 2016, Monday, April 18. > Watch Honors Convocation live on the web: smu.edu/live The 19th Honors Convocation begins at 5:30 p.m. in … Continue reading

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Duke theologian, researcher and administrator Craig C. Hill named dean of SMU’s Perkins School of Theology

Craig C. Hill, a Duke University leader in theological education with strengths in practice, research and church relations, has been appointed the new dean of SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, effective July 1, 2016. Current Perkins Dean William B. Lawrence announced in September … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates Founders’ Day Weekend 2016 April 15-16

SMU Founders’ Day Weekend will kick-start the University’s second century April 15-16, 2016 with a celebration of renovated library facilities, a new book on SMU history, the dedication of a new campus walkway, and a Mustang-sized finale to the Second Century Campaign. … Continue reading

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Eight SMU students selected to attend 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University meeting at UC-Berkeley April 1-3

Eight SMU students will share their work on issues affecting their communities and the world during the 9th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at the University of California-Berkeley April 1-3, 2016. Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will … Continue reading

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Simmons Dean David Chard named president of Wheelock College

David J. Chard, the inaugural dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, will become president of Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 1, 2016. Following a nationwide search, Wheelock’s board of trustees announced today … Continue reading

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President Turner honored with 2016 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award by Methodist Health System Foundation

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has won the 2016 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award, an annual recognition offered by the Methodist Health System’s philanthropic arm. Turner is being honored for his work in launching a $1 billion gift campaign for … Continue reading

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SMU NCAR meets challenge grant, announces $1 million in gifts for arts research

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announced that it has successfully met a $500,000 challenge grant from Dallas philanthropist and civic leader Donna Wilhelm, raising a total of $1 million in 2015 for research, programs and services. The purpose of … Continue reading

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SMU Guildhall rises to #2 in The Princeton Review’s 2016 graduate game-design program rankings

The SMU Guildhall has risen to the second spot among the world’s top graduate game-design programs in The Princeton Review’s seventh annual report, published Tuesday, March 15, 2016. UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy ranked #1 on the graduate school list in the Review’s 2016 report. At #2, the Guildhall ranks … Continue reading

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